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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                         ESB-2008.0449 -- [NetBSD]
                          NetBSD 2.x End of Life
                                1 May 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              NetBSD 2
                      NetBSD 2.1
Publisher:            NetBSD
Operating System:     NetBSD
Impact:               Reduced Security

Original Bulletin:  

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In keeping with NetBSD's policy of maintaining only the current (4.0)  
most recent (3.0) release branches, the release of NetBSD 4.0 marked the
end-of-life for the NetBSD 2.0 family of releases.

This means that the following branches will no longer be actively  


For example:

- - There will be no more pullups to the branches (even for security  
- - There will be no security advisories made for any of the 2.x related  
- - The current 2.x based releases on ftp.netbsd.org will be moved into

We strongly suggest migrating to a later supported release such as the  
netbsd-3 or
netbsd-4 branches.


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